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Zionism

The political view that Jews have a right to national homeland in Palestine roughly corresponding to the borders of Biblical Israel. Zionism emerged as a nationalist movement in 19th-century Europe as secular and assimilated Jews did not find wide acceptance in European society. Many, though not all, early Zionists were socialists; this led to the establishment of communal farms in Palestine. Religious Zionism was initially a minor part of the movement, but has grown in importance since the 1960s. After the establishment of the States of Israel in 1948, the Zionist movement has concentrated on maintaining or expanding Israel's borders and/or influence. Proponents of Zionism believe a Jewish homeland is the only place Jews can be perfectly safe from persecution, while critics contend that Palestinian Arabs have been displaced and discriminated against since the early 20th century.
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In order to defeat this scheme, Jewish nationalists need to put forward a positive alternative to a Palestinian state, one with some appeal to non-Jews as well as Jews.
As soon as the Palestinians had been forcibly removed from the houses, Jewish nationalists moved in, witnesses said.
It is true that these treaties fell short of the maximum program set forth by Zionists and East European Jewish nationalists.
The fiercest resistance came from about 5,000 Jewish nationalists who have slipped into the Gaza Strip over the past few weeks to reinforce the anti-withdrawal camp.
Peace" is a major risk for Netanyahu, whose government is sustained by Jewish nationalists and extremists, who feel no particular need to end their colonization of the West Bank.
As much as Britain would refrain from delegating decisions regarding its security with Arab, Chinese or Russian nationalists, it should similarly treat Jewish nationalists with at least as much caution.
Some believe, according to a report in The New York Times, "that the Israeli authorities and Jewish nationalists [colonists], who are increasingly gaining footholds in the Arab neighbourhoods, are intentionally exploiting the period of political transition in the United States, as well as the political vacuum in Israel before the February elections.
of North Carolina, Charlotte) notes that apocalyptic texts are not confined to marginalized groups of Jewish nationalists and Christian sects during the two or three centuries around the sack of Jerusalem.
But, in reality, he lacks Begin's political cunning, his statesmanship, and the ability to whip into line behind him all his country's right-wing Jewish nationalists and Zionists.
Echoing the quietism of medieval Judaism, Novak is uncomfortable with what he takes to be the active messianism of aggressive religious Jewish nationalists.
The shift incontext allows for implications that criticism toward an individual or group for being loyal Jewish nationalists can easily bemisconstrued as an attack on them for their Jewish identity which is usually not the case.

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